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Mary Farrow

Manager, Emerald Community House, Director Of The Centre Of Resilience, Emerald Community House

About Mary Farrow

Mary Farrow is the Manager of Emerald Community House (ECH) Inc., Director of the Centre of Resilience and editor of the Emerald Messenger. ECH’s strong foundation of community development provides the basis for ECH to help people consider the risks they face, especially from bushfires and storm impact. ECH’s approach to building community resilience to disasters is to integrate preparedness and capacity strengthening into its numerous community programs, enterprises, markets, festivals and services. Under Mary’s management, ECH has won 5 Fire Awareness Awards and a Resilient Australia Award. ECH’s approach has been recognised in Monash University’s Victorian Community-based Resilience Building Case Studies and as a resilience exemplar in the Strategies for Supporting Community Resilience, Multinational Resilience Policy Group, Swedish Defence University, Stockholm, Sweden and in Disasters and Public Health: Planning and Response by Bruce W. Clements, Julie Casani, Texas, USA.

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